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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: November 28, 2017 10:03AM

Does the car have an Ohio title presently?
Then no problem--- take the old title to the Title Bureau and get a new title.
If it has an out-of-state title, then you have to get it (tow) to the Driver's license Bureau for a VIN inspection first; then take the old title to the Title Bureau to get the new one.

After you have a clean title, take the title to the Driver's License Bureau and buy plates; also show proof of insurance...

The two places are most times located right next to each other, but not always.

Is this your first car?

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 28, 2017 10:23AM

Yes it has a clean ohio title. Yes my first car and not my last. Thought id start out with something lame, and work my way up from there. winking smiley

The 2 places are next to each other and i called them and they said as long as i have the title, in my name, which it isnt but its transfered on the back, so i have to pay taxes and stuff. But if i have the title i can bring it in and get plates no problem.

I didnt think it would be that easy, i guess just dont say i built it myself, and it will be fairly fast and sketchy.

Thanks

Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: Leon ()
Date: November 28, 2017 10:29AM

Never mention drivetrain modifications to the DMV, it's rarely a good thing as emissions testing and other BS for approval for highway use again can be a nightmare.

Star NC
1965 Monza Coupe, turbocharged 140/4spd, Carter AFB 4bbl, E-flow Crown turbo, water/meth injection, driver
1965 Corsa Coupe, 140/4spd, future project
1966 Monza Coupe, 110/4spd parts car
1966 Monza 'vert, 95/PG parts car
1985 Dodge W350 4dr turbocharged 440/4spd

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 28, 2017 10:56AM

Yes ive heard that. My buddy had a 7.3 that he souped up with a chip and stuff, and he accidently told the guy there that it had about 1700 ft lb or torque.
Epic fail. He had to get the thing checked out and was fined for removing the exhaust system from the truck and the exhaust was way to pollutive apparently and they wouldnt let him register the truck until it was taken care of.

Nightmare but did epic burnouts in 4 wheel drive......smileys with beer

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 28, 2017 12:50PM

In Pa you need proof of liability insurance before you can get plates. DO NOT mention engine swaps to the insurance company either, at you age that could mean $$$.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: November 28, 2017 12:57PM

jjohnsonjo Wrote:
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> In Pa you need proof of liability insurance before
> you can get plates. DO NOT mention engine swaps to
> the insurance company either, at you age that
> could mean $$$.

Proof of insurance is probably true in most, if not all states.

I agree about not telling insurance companies about the engine swap. My ins company does not know about the supercharger I installed in my '13 5.0.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 28, 2017 03:28PM

The above comments are correct about the insurance company jacking up rates for performance enhancing upgrades, but one thing to keep in mind with that "secrecy" issue.
If the car is ever totaled out, ie. wrecked, fire, theft, ect, most insurance companies will not pay out on the "added value" of undeclared up-grades.
SO, if they are charging you the insurance rate of a VW with a 1600DP, they are going to pay-out on the value of a 1600DP!
Not a problem, just something to be aware of.

.
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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 29, 2017 06:15AM

True, I beleive that my corvair engine is probably worth more than the car itself. But i guess you cant have the engine with out the car, and the car without the engine.

Anyway i found out since im not 18 i have to have an adult, my mom/dad to sign the title/registration with me but it can still be under my name. A pain since the place is a good 30 min away from where i live.

Oh and cops came again, this time with a decibel meter. Checked the loudness of the engine and told me it wasnt above the legal limits, ha eat that annoying neighbor lady. !!!!!!!!!!!!!

WIN, and it still doesnt have a muffler just straight pipe, but has a turbo so that silences some of the noise as well i guess. The cop was pretty impressed. Kinda funny.

Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 29, 2017 07:58AM

Police are just people with jobs....





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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 29, 2017 08:23AM

Yup i guess so. REgualr people apparently like cool cars too i guess, brakes on the way so should be road legal soon. smileys with beersmileys with beer

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 29, 2017 08:39AM

If it wasn't being driven on the street, and it wasn't extremely late at night, I do not see what they could have done about it, even it it was above what ever noise limits your town enforces for automobiles.
At this point, it is still "just an off-road vehicle".grinning smiley

Unless, you live in one of those communist H.O.A. neighborhoods!angry smiley

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 29, 2017 08:57AM

I do live in one of those communist HOA neighbor hoods. Annoying as, cant do this, cant do that, and dont your dare even think about doing this.angry smiley

Anyway dont care. My car runs good thats all that matters.

And a question for you all, my car will start up perfect, then if it stalls or i try to start it again, the starter bogs and is like "uhh......uhhh....uhhh......uhh" and turns over very slow and wont start again, could this be the starter heating up and not functioning?

Thanks

Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 29, 2017 10:24AM

Put a voltmeter on the battery and watch what the voltage drops to when you try to start.

Tell us what the battery voltage was before a cold start

What was the voltage while it ran?

What was the voltage before trying to restart?

What did it fall to while cranking?





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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: November 29, 2017 10:47AM

Ok will do i beleive its a 650 cold crank amps battery that i have on the trickle charger after its been running, maybe the alternator is toast, ill have to check that after today as well. Brakes and gauges from summit are on the way. ON route should be here soon.

Thanks and isnt the battery like 15 volts when fully charged, i think that is the case but i might be wrong.

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 29, 2017 11:26AM

12 volt automotive battery;

12.7 is fully charged after setting for a few hours to let any "Surface charge" dissipate.

11.8 is fully discharged when the battery is a GOOD unit.

You need at least 13.6 volts when engine is running to recharge the battery.

Depending on charge % of battery and ambient temp..... Voltage can rise as high as 17 volts for a short period and then will taper off to usually 14 volts.





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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: cepak ()
Date: November 29, 2017 12:19PM

TroyWidtfeldt Wrote:
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> I do live in one of those communist HOA neighbor
> hoods. Annoying as, cant do this, cant do that,
> and dont your dare even think about doing this.angry smiley
>
> Anyway dont care. My car runs good thats all that
> matters.
>
> And a question for you all, my car will start up
> perfect, then if it stalls or i try to start it
> again, the starter bogs and is like
> "uhh......uhhh....uhhh......uhh" and turns over
> very slow and wont start again, could this be the
> starter heating up and not functioning?
>
> Thanks
>
> Troy W


Hah! I was just elected to the board of our HOA. The neighborhood Nazi's have
no idea what they are in for.

“Authority that does not exist for Liberty is not authority but force.” - Lord Acton.


Tom Cepak
Fort Worth, TX

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: December 04, 2017 08:50AM

Ha, Ok not cool weekend. I DO have to take the engine out now, including transaxle. I was cranking the starter over for about 10 seconds, then stopped and pumped the gas and tried again, grrr grrr grrr grrr, fliping starter grinding away, so i take the starter out seems fine, then i think, oh sh-t that offset bushing in the transaxle. I stick my finger in there and the bushing spins freely, sonofa........

Well, i guess when i take it all out i can fix the compression leak and replace some of the seals on the transaxle because im servicing all the cv joints now because the old grease literally turned into hard gunk. So i brakekleened it all and gonna repack all the bearings at once because i might as well, i just bought some fancy red stp frickin sticky grease for wheel bearings, so wth why not i guess.

So i guess ill take the engine and transaxle out and apart, its easier to take them out as a single unit, and possibly jb weld or sort of set screw the bushing in, like they do in the valve seats only lots smaller. Unless somebody has a better idea, but the engine is coming out and a 1.5 hr overhaul i guess. winking smiley People normally do that at like 100,000 miles, man i do it at like 1.5 hours of run time, better be safe than sorry winking smiley

Annoying but no point screwing up the starter and flywheel just to hear it run i guess. Might as well do it up right.

What should i do to make sure that stupid busing stays in there, ideas anyone?

Thanks

Troy W

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: December 04, 2017 09:04AM

928 starter works without the bushing it is self-supporting

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo 1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4 1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: TroyWidtfeldt ()
Date: December 04, 2017 09:16AM

Does it rotate the same way as the corvair stock starters do?
Also i already drilled out the hole for a bigger bushing. And also you know those heavy duty corvair starters like this one [www.corvair1.com]

if they would work with my engine, its got a lightened flywheel and the starter is stock and goes into the offset bushing. The starter now kind has problems so i might get this one if it would work.

It was a kit from crown manufacturing that included the flywheel and off set bushing for the starter, and clutch plate and disc, thats about all i know about it, and im just wondering if i should/could put a heavy duty starter in without worrying about the bushings and such.

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Re: Corvair Engine in a '73 vw bug!!
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: December 04, 2017 09:22AM

Just use the HD starter, it has warrantee etc.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo 1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4 1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
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